COVID-19: 70-year-old man is Singapore's 10th coronavirus-related fatality

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A general view of SAFRA Jurong clubhouse. (Reuters file photo)
A general view of SAFRA Jurong clubhouse. (Reuters file photo)

SINGAPORE — A 70-year-old Singaporean man died from COVID-19 complications on Tuesday (14 April), bringing the death toll here from the virus to 10.

The man, identified as case 128, tested positive for the virus on 6 March and was among the 47 linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong held on 15 February.

He is a family member of another case linked to the dinner. The man was warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

“The NCID has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them,” said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update on cases.

Singapore on Tuesday reported another 334 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total to 3,252.

The announcement also marks the fifth consecutive day with no imported cases and comes a day after the city-state confirmed a record high of 386 new cases.

The MOH also confirmed that 25 more patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing the total of recovered cases to 611.

Most of the 1,315 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while 28 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, down from 29 on Monday. A total of 1,316 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for the virus are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Singapore’s ninth fatality, a 65-year-old Singaporean man, died from COVID-19 complications on Monday afternoon.

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